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: lies, misinformation and a deliberate coverup. conclusions of house republicans on how the obama administration handled the benghazi terror attack. democrats in the white house are firing back. this is "special report." >> good evening, i'm bret bamplet as a new terror investigation is underway in boston, researchers for five republican controlled house committees have come out with a scathing indictment of the obama administration's response to the september 11th terror attack in benghazi, libya that left four americans dead. including the u.s. ambassador. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details tonight from the pentagon. good evening, jennifer. >> greenk, bret. fox news has obtained a progress report prepared by members of the house republican conference on events surrounding the september 11th attacks in benghazi. it concludes the administration's reaction was, quote: a concerted attempt to insulate the department of state from blame following the terrorist attacks. the report was prepared by the chairman of the armed services foreign affairs judiciary ov
. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledge law the suspect in massachusetts. he says there are a lot of unanswered questions. including why the brothers who grew up and studied in the u-s would resort to such violence. >> what ever hateful agenda drove these men to these attacks. whatever they thought they would achieve they have already failed. they have failed because the people of boston refused to be intimidated. americans refused to be terrorized. they failed because we're not going to waver from the character. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is stead
in the drone attack. the legalization if you're an american and overseas and participating -- >> the obama administration has used this legal argument to justify their drone attacks. it's not unfamiliar to them. >> about a year ago or so, the nypd came under fire for some listening in this -- using surveillance techniques on certain groups. >> in new jersey. >> in new jersey. >> right. >> there was a thing going back and forth between new york, new jersey, whether they were allowed to do this or not. with all this going on, aren't we making the case for more of that rather than less of that? >> yeah, we have to do more of it. it's very uncomfortable. it's very -- none of us want to give up any of our privacy, understandable. the reality is this is how you stop them. this is the only way you have to stop them. that is getting the information in advance. they're doing everything they can to hide what they're doing. law enforcement, intelligence agencies, they have to be able to do everything they can to intrude into them to find out what they're doing. >> mayor, as far as i can tell, we knew
to president obama and senator roger wicker has been released from custody on bond. the developments came hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing for paul kevin curtis. you might recall he was arrested wednesday. he claimed his innocence. an fbi agent said authorities did not find ricin at his home or vehicle. a news conference is scheduled for later this afternoon. right now, the man charged with sending those ricin letters to president obama and senator wicker released on bond. according to the latest information. and we're also following developing news out of philadelphia. the abortion doctor charged with killing newborns that were born alive. a judge has now dropped some of the charges against him. we'll have the very latest on that breaking news story. plus -- >> we have a broken immigration system. if anything, what we see in boston is that we have to fix and modernize our system for lots of reasons. >> congressman paul ryan defending the need for immigration reform in wake of the boston bombings. but another influential republican and perhaps a future presiden
. relieved citizens cheered in the streets. amazing sight. president obama appeared in the white house briefing room shortly after 10:00 p.m. to say thank goodness its over. certainly capturing the mood not only here in watertown but across this region. matt and savannah, back to you. >> where does this investigation go from here? nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has been working this story tirelessly around the clock. pete, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. the justice department says it intends to put dzhokhar tsarnaev on trial in a regular civilian court using the rules that apply in any criminal trial and that's renewing a debate about how to try terrorists on american soil. as soon as he is physically ready, dzhokhar tsarnaev will be subjected to questioning by federal authorities but in the beginning he will not be given the usual miranda warning about the right to remain silent. instead, the government will invoke a rule that allows questioning a suspect without giving advice of rights. >> there is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and po
ricin- tainted letters to president obama and a senator was released on bond today. paul kevin curtis went free a day after an f.b.i. agent testified that authorities found no incriminating evidence at his home. >> the last seven days staring at four gray walls like "green, green grass of home" not really knowing what's happening and not having a clue why i'm there, just being in a state of overwhelmd is the best way i can describe it. when you've been charged with something and you just -- you never heard of ricin or whatever. i thought they said rice and i said "i don't even eat rice." >> sreenivasan: meanwhile, federal agents searched the home of a second mississippi man today. and another package, possibly containing ricin, was found at a military mail facility in washington. the two suspects accused of plotting to derail a passenger train in canada had their initial court appearances today. both men denied the allegations, and one said he has been unfairly accused. canadian investigators say the pair received "direction and guidance" from al-qaeda elements in iran. but a spokesma
-existing conditions are being told basically by the obama administration, sorry, we didn't plan for you. mr. gardner: and i understand the money republicans would propose to spend to address this -- mr. wrung: and i understand the money the republicans would spend on this issue, the obama administration wants to spend on advertising, advertising the exchanges, dvertising how the obamacare will work. >> this is the helping sick americans act. tomorrow we're going to defund the preventive care act, the slush fund in the affordable care act that has been going for everything from paths and bike paths and advertising campaigns and spaying and neutering dogs, instead we're going to move that money, defund it, pay down about $8 billion on the deficit and we're going to move money into these high-risk pools that are run by the states that are going to take care of sick americans. mrs. roby: and we look forward to that debate in the next two days. we are closing in on the end of our hour, we are just joined by mr. griffin, the gentleman from arkansas and as you know, we are talking about tonight, this is ht
, they make everything worth it. >> and president obama keeps saying we will finish the race. >>> thank you for starting your morning with us. >> we have so much more to come all morning here on "cnn saturday morning," and our next hour begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. i am john vermin. >> and i am christine romans. we would like to welcome our viewers. >> this is a special edition of "cnn saturday morning" live from boston. the dramatic end to this historic, unprecedented manhunt. >> it shut down boston and the surrounding suburbs, this siege, really. listen to what happened with the news that the suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev was in custody. >> and residents waving middle eastern flags, and it ordeal ended with this shoot-out last night. >> police are not saying right now whether dzhokhar was not in last night's gun shoot-out, but we know he was wounded in the thursday shoot-out with police that killed his brother. >> this shows the bloody teen on a boat where he likely had been hiding for hours. the boat's owner says he saw smeared blood and pulled back a tarp, a tarp that the
the twin bombings and the shut down during the manhunt. at the white house president obama said boston's residents and police acted with resolve and bravery. >> because of their determined efforts we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> it is not clear when authorities will be able to interrogate tsarnaev. police say he is in serious condition and not communicating. >> the investigators continue their search for answers. they want to know w these two brothersldhoific terrorist act f they had any help. back to you. >> thanks. local and federal investigators are now still trying to determine whether the two brothers had any help in their bombing plot. more information is coming out about those two brothers. a cousin says each brother was very different. the younger a smart and sweet kid, the older got into trouble. that cousin said he warned 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev that his older brother was a bad influence. >> from russia, the suspect's father insists his sons are innocent. he called his younger son a true angle studying medicine. >> someone framed them. i don't kn
at the white house, that president obama was hurt, immediately this happened a little after 1:00. i don't know if you can see this, we printed out this chart, you can see what happened here, just around 1:15 when the tweet went out, the market fell, the market fell over 100 points, 133 points to be exact. dipped into the negative. that happened within seconds. within seconds that drop happened. and then ap sent out another tweet saying that they were hacked, and then you saw the market immediately shoot back up. it was a total 180, the market went from negative all the way to positive, over 100 points again within minutes. very dramatic whiplash kind of move. shows you in the age of computerized trading how wall street can react to a tweet that is read around the web. >> boy, oh, boy, alison, such a look at how in the digital age everything moves so quickly. you have to be right about your information. thank you for telling us that. appreciate it. >>> back to boston now, where a short time ago doctors upgraded the surviving suspect's condition from serious to fair. now, it is not easy for the
with a live briefing one starts. dagen: president obama briefed this morning. we are looking at this live breast priest -- press briefing- press briefing. meantime in washington president obama was briefed this morning on the boston investigation. the man had. we go to rich jensen at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: a very fluid situation. the national security staff convening about an hour-long briefing this morning that ended -t about -- probably an hour ago. we were supposed to get a briefing in new from the press secretary, just a regular is scheduled briefing, the daily briefing. that has been pushed off, postponed to a time to be determined. we are learning now also comes from capitol hill. his reporting, is senior source on capitol hill was brief but a national data terrorism center saying that police believed dzhokhar tsarnaev is still in the boston area and it is important they get all the time and do so live because they want to find out if this is something broader. there is another person involved those sources saying it is hard to believe that these two men opera
's going on at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> that's right, alex. president obama had a sweeping meeting in the situation room earlier today for about an hour with his entire national security team. updated and briefed on the evolving situation in boston. i can tell you that the white house is being very careful and very cautious in its reactions. because this is a developing story. i can also tell you that as of this hour, secretary john kerry, defense secretary chuck hagel and c.i.a. director john brennan are here for a previously scheduled meeting with the national security adviser. that is under way right now. that doesn't involve the president. will they discuss boston? that is certainly a high possibility giving the evolving events of the day. president obama has been briefed regularly throughout the day. and overnight. as the situation was developing. of course we have heard from the president, multiple times this week on monday. again on tuesday, we heard from him at that interfaith service yesterday in boston. will we hear from him again today? we don't know at this point. the w
pieces, we won't be able to answer some of those questions. >> hagel also said the obama administration doesn't have enough information yet to decide whether the surviving 19-year-old tsarnaev brother should be sent to the guantanamo bay prison for terror suspects. >>> we're learning much, much more about the suspects now from the russian republic of dagestan where their father now lives. now cnn can exclusively reveal alleged boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev, the older brother, had video of a jihadist on his youtube channel. let's get to nick paton walsh now, he joins us by phone from dagestan. so nick, what do you know about this video? i just spoke with the police commissioner here in boston. he says this is a major development to him and it is going to be used in the investigation. >> what we know -- a youtube channel which tamerlan tsarnaev put up, had a link to and had a section called terrorists and had had a link to this man. the link was taken down but we have found the video that appeared to link to. he was a militant from azerbaijan. the better known name here is del gato. wha
that comes across the border with biometric data and can't get obama care so they can work and pay taxes but never get medicaid. you're seeing him going hat in hand trying to sell his bill as even more draconian and far right. we're going to electrify the whole southern border, i suppose, or whatever it is they want. just to get them to pass something that would help the republican party because it would make them less toxic to latino voters. >> joy reid and dana milbank, who i believe was recommending not clitoridectomy, but the removal of the tongue for ann coulter. thank you very much. >> thank you, doctor. >>> as we go to break, new video just in featuring the mother of the bombing suspects, again, insistent that her sons are innocent. >> what happened is a terrible thing. but i know that my kids have nothing to do with this. i know it. [ male announcer ] you could be at the corner of "medicare part d" and "up to 75% lower copays." as a preferred pharmacy, walgreens can save you as much as 75% compared to other select pharmacies. walgreens, at the corner of happy and healthy. as much
accused of sending letters to president obama laced with ricin. the charges are dropped. what he is saying now and what law enforcement is saying now coming up. have hail damage to both their cars. ted ted is trying to get a hold of his insurance agent. maxwell is not. he's on geico.com setting up an appointment with an adjuster. ted is now on hold with his insurance company. maxwell is not and just confirmed a 5:30 time for tuesday. ted, is still waiting. yes! maxwell is out and about... with ted's now ex-girlfriend. wheeeee! whoo! later ted! online claims appointments. just a click away on geico.com. >>> well, welcome back. we've obviously been focusing a lot on boston, but our thoughts are also with the people of west, texas, where i was last week. last week an explosion at a fertilizer plant killed nine people. you're looking at exclusive new pictures for the area where firefighters were killed. you can see the area has been absolutely devastated. the explosion left a crater measuring 93 feet and 10 feet deep. 93 feet wide and 10 feet deep. between the boston bombings and explosion in
of the crime. and the man suspected of mailing a ricin laced letter to president obama has been released. his lawyer telling cnn he was set up as another possibly tainted letter arrives at a military base. >>> hello. we're coming to you live from boston where in just the last hour authorities finished reopening the site of the bombings, a six-block stretch of boyleston street, to the people who live and own businesses there. block by block people were allowed back for the first time in more than a week. like there, it's far from normal. people have to show i.d. to get in and out and the general public is not allowed yet. meanwhile, the surviving boston suspect has been upgraded to fair condition. we've been told he's been communicating with investigators. more on that in a moment. our thoughts remain with the victims of the terrorist attack. four people dead and more people hurt than anyone first understood. the revised injury total is now 264 up from 183 because some people did not realize how badly they were hurt according to health officials. this morning 8-year-old martin richard was laid
for the victims of the bombing. president obama will also observe a moment of silence. and bells will ring to mark the moment when the bombs first went off. the surviving suspect lying in the hospital dead right now handcuffed under 24 hour guard. even though he is still in serious condition as we said investigators are questioning him every few hours with the doctors in the room with them. we are getting new information about this suspect and how the investigation is done. deborah feyerick joining us in new york. don lemon is outside beth israel hospital in boston. deb, start with you, what are you learning? >> well, anderson, we can tell you that investigators and doctors are staying close by the alleged suspect. he is on a ventilator, he is heavily sedated and also restrained. one of the reasons is because they don't want him when he does wake up, when he is sort of -- when he does wake up, they don't want him to rip the ventilator out of his mouth. they're really trying to keep him as calm and as stable as they possibly can. they don't want any additional stress to the body. what we are being
president obama will have dinner with all of the women in the senate. tomorrow he and the first lady will head to texas first for a fundraiser and then on thursday they will attend a dedication for the bush library and then a memorial service for the victims on the explosion in west texas. >>> a new poll shows elizabeth bush opening up a nine point lead over sanford. sanford took out this full page ad explaining the trespassing charges against him. we will see what the voters think on may 7. >>> welcome to twitter dr. jill biden. her handle is@dr. biden. former congressman anthony weiner is back on twitter with a new handle. his tag line, fighting to keep new york city the capital of the middle class. he already has more than 7,000 followers and he follows no one. >>> if you read one thing this morning my must read is a posting from "time" magazine about what happened in the six months plus that tamerlan tsarnaev spent in russia. it's up on our facebook page at facebook/jansingco. carfirmation. only hertz gives you a carfirmation. hey, this is challenger. i'll be waiting for you in s
part of a plot for signatures of obama and clinton in 2008 campaign has beg begun. the former elections worker and democratic official both face multiple charges for faking petitions that helped them qualify for the presidential race in the state. patti ann? >> thank you, heather. the 19-year-old boston bombing suspect has been charged with using a weapons of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property. here now to breakdown the charges is criminal defense attorney arthur aidala. >> the article in the boston haro herald introduces attorneys saying it seems cut and dry but there are a lot of problems with this case. first of all the guy is 19 has no criminal record. people say he was influenced his older brother it may help him get a lighter sentence. he was mir ran diessed. are there holes in the case? >> it is a little stretch to say there's a hole in the case. don't be surprised if they ask for a change of venue. timothy mcveigh did it with the oklahoma bombing. if it says it is wrong that city has been rocked in a way new york city was rocked. i believe we are going to see
obama and other u.s. officials has just been released from federal custody. we're standing by for a live news conference of what's been going on. i'm wolf blitzer in boston and this is a special edition of "the situation room." she was a dancer before the blast here in boston and she vows to dance again even though she no longer has her foot. cnn's anderson coop ervice ited the bombing victim in the hospital along with her husband who was also injured and they spoke about her incredibly positive attitude. watch this. >> i hate to ask you to relive what you went through so if you don't want to that's totally fine. >> it's okay. i relive it every day. >> you think about it every day. >> absolutely. >> how close were you to the second explosion? >> i was right in front of it. right in front of the business where it was so i felt the direct impact and it immediately blew off my left foot. >> how far away was the bomb, do you know? >> my guess would have been about five feet. >> five feet. >> yeah. we're lucky to be alive. >> did you lose consciousness? >> i don't think we did. i remember eve
between the obama administration and some of the republican -- sorry about this and what that means is the obama administration has said the criminal justice system can make this work, the criminal can handle national security risks like this person, terrorists have been prosecuted, moussaoui. this administration is committed to using the american courts there are some critics, like senator mccain, like senator graham, who say that's too big a risk, that we have too many protection, we have too many abilities on the part of these defendants not to answer questions that put all of us at risk but i don't think there's any chance the obama administration is going to change its mind and use something other than the criminal justice system for this case. >> because a lot of people are raising questions, they had apparently some explosive devices, some weapons, rifles, hand grenades, stuff that's pretty expensive. where did they get this material? where did the money come from that helped them purchase this material? that's why some of these republican senators, lawmakers, are asking for
-- with aaron hearn, the victim in the shooting. first lady michelle obama visited aaron hearn last week. >>> we now know the fbi interviewed the older suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, two years ago after being tipped off he was a follower of radicalism. coming up at 7:15, why some lawmakers want to know if the fbi dropped the ball. >>> time is running out in san jose for people living in a large homeless camp. they will be forced to leave in a couple of hours. ktvu's janine de la vega is live near the camp where those cleanup crews are getting ready to sweep through the area. >> reporter: we've been here since 4:30. now that it's lighter, we can get a better idea what this looks like. the homeless have been access through the chain-link fence. there's a lot of trash, manmade structures and tarps. we've seen people packing up and getting ready to move. city officials estimate a lot of single adults, couples and their pets have set up camp. crews were here lost october and removed 50 tons of trash. some people are driving their cars down access roads and leaving them there to reach their -- dash camp
more on the reaction from washington, rich edson is live at the white house. president obama was briefed on the situation this morning, the situation room as it is called is active. rich: it is quite active and has been this morning and president obama started a meeting with the vice president, it lasted an hour. we have subsequent meetings here, secretary of state john kerry, secretary of defense shuts hegel, director of intelligence james clapper and others at the white house. however senior administration officials stress that is for previously scheduled meeting of national security principals, so nothing really specifically to do, nor was unscheduled specifically because of the events in boston, that was earlier this morning. news from capitol hill according to bret baier of fox news saying officials briefed lawmakers on capitol hill telling them they really want to get this second suspect alive find out perhaps if there are any more people involved, find out whether they have any training overseas or if they were radicalized in the united states or overseas and that has
the george w. bush presidential library in dallas. it opens to the public may 1st. president obama and the four living former presidents are expected to be there. >>> do you want to hear from me what the truth was and they haven't really said anything about it affecting me. >> while in new york, it's nfl draft time. all eyes will be on manti te'o and whether he makes the first round. >>> president obama offered to wash senators' cars if it would lead to an immigration bill. the senators then told obama, if you're going to wash our cars, why do we need immigrant? >>> and on saturday, conan o'brien headlines the annual white house correspondents dinner in washington. >>> and that's the week ahead. >>> i'm fredricka whitfield. on behalf of my colleague wolf blitzer and myself, of course, thanks for watching this afternoon. don lemon picks up live coverage from boston. don, ind you'll be talking to city police commissioner as well. right? >> that's right. police commissioner ed davis will be with me in just a moment here. first though i want to get you updated on what we have. i'm done
the two men have been cleared by investigators. >>> a couple of hours ago members of the obamaness administration toured a warehouse training facility in richmond. it highlighted the relationship between community colleges and employers when it comes to building a strong work force. during the visit the labor department announced more than 474 million dollars in grant money is available to workers for in demand high growth occupations. >> we will bring more jobs to the united states. we will help more entrepreneurs to build homegrown businesss that create even more jobs right here in the east bay and across the united states. >> the warehouse facility is operated by contra costa college, the richmond work force investment board and san pablo economic development corporation. >> a few minor changes to our forecast for today but still have plenty of sunshine, lots of clear skies, a few high clouds paying us a visit right now. here is our camera looking toward the bay bridge. see some of those high clouds in the distance over mt. diablo but still lots of sunshine today and into the we
to president obama by phone yesterday to offer condolences over the terrorist attack. given tamerlan tsarnaev's extensive postings of jihaddist videos, it strikes some as peculiar that the f.b.i. just did not follow up. >> if the fssb, the russian internal security services told us that someone was involved with the chechens, that would, in my mind, necessitate significant coverage for a period of a sustained period of time. did that happen? this is going to be the question for the bureau. they're going to have to answer these things. >> and the mother of the two suspects told russian television on friday that her son was controlled by the f.b.i. for three to five years, quoting from her, they knew what my son was doing. they knew actions and on what sites the internet he was going, end quote. in a statement that extensively praises the f.b.i.'s handling the case, the house homeland security chairman mike mccall left open this window for further exploration of this. quote, in the coming weeks, the homeland security committee will ask how this happened and how we can prevent it from happening
postponed priorities are changing in washington. president obama was briefed overnight by his counter terrorism and homeland security advisories. earlier this week, he had said that the white house would not be disrupted to the ongoing investigation and that they wouldn't be speculating on anything. just hours before that deadly shooting that left one suspect dead, president obama was in boston speaking at an interfaith prayer service. then he and first lady michelle obama met with victims from monday's blast. i am still waiting to hear back from my contact at the white house this hour as to whether or not president obama could be speaking this morning. as of now the daily white house press conference with spokesman jay carney is still scheduled for 9 a.m. pacific. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, runners are hitting the streets of san fransisco. it's in honor of the boston marathon bombing victims. ktvu's tara moriarty was right there for the start of the event and out there talking to the participants. >> reporter: the runners took off less th
in the form of letters sent to president obama and a u.s. senator. each tested positive for ricin, a third letter stoent a judent in mississippi is being retested. paul kevin curtis is in jail in mississippi. he vehemently denies the allegations. he is not aware of any illness as a result of the letters. after the boston bombing, some say work on an immigration bill should be delayed. republican senator, dan coats, of indiana, says that congress should wait until the emotional reaction to the bombing subsides before debating immigration. the two brothers came to the u.s. legally from the russian caucasus region. the younger brother immigrated with his parents in 2002. the older brother came later. the younger brother became a u.s. citizen last year. >>> for the boy scouts of america, gay scouts might soon be allowed to join but not gay scout leaders. that's the proposal from the scout's executive committee. a final proposal is expected to be presented to the boy scouts voting members at their meeting in dallas in may. let's go back to boston now. don? >> thank you, victor. we'll check back
a militant plan in the chechnya area. >>> president obama is receiving constant updates on the boston bombing case and potential terrorist links. the white house released a picture of the president getting briefed by the national security adviser. yesterday, the president met in the white house situation room for 90 minutes with security officials, including the attorney general and fbi director. joe biden joined in by video conferencing. >>> people living in bethlehem honored victims of the boston marathon during the first marathon. the race coincided with the london marathon. many of the runners wore t- shirts honoring the victims. this man wore a shirt showing the face of the youngest victim, martin richard, he was only eight years old. we'll have more on the london marathon coming up at 8:30. the community comes together to help pay for the medical costs of an 11-year-old wounded in the boston bombings. how much a weekend fundraiser brought in and the latest on aaron hern's condition. for more on the boston bombings, you can go to our website. >>> all right. now we are turning now to info
to the bombing victims. it's being held at the city's holy cross cathedral, where president obama attended a ceremony earlier this week. cardinal o'malley also plans to celebrate the tragedy's first responders. afterwards, parishioners will gather for a victims' memorial near the marathon finish line. a solemn salute in boston for murdered m-i-t police officer sean collier. people joined many of boston's finest last night for funeral services for the 26-year-old. police say he was gunned down by the suspected bombing suspects while sitting in his patrol car.. collier grew up about 20 miles north of boston in wilmington, massachusetts. in january 2012, he joined the m-i-t police force with its nearly 60 officers. people also held a candlelight vigil last night in his hometown, remembering officer collier and all the victims. >> thousands of runners are lacing up their shoes. to take part in the annual 'presido 10' run. it's just about to begin. kron 4's mike pelton is live at chrissy field. >> reporter: >> there is going to be a 10 mi. run. and the 5 k run. many of them will start here, go
that this administration did early on, and the obama administrations continued a lot of the national security policies in the bush administration, to be clear. but they did establish this high value interrogation target group where we've got high value interrogation subjects, and they have a team that they keep very secret and under wraps that they sort of fly in to do, conduct the most important interrogations. and we have been told that they will be leading the interrogation of the boston suspect. how will that team approach interrogating this young man? >> i think they will do it like any fbi agent or any law enforcement individual will do it. these individuals are trained to collect intelligence from detainees. but also on the same time now we have a suspect who already was read his miranda rights. he already have a lawyer present. and i don't think that should affect any trained interrogator, any trained interviewer in doing their job. we have been doing this for many, many years. we did it against terrorist suspects, organized crimes, people who are charged with treason, spies, and it always wor
. the man charged with sending ricin tainted letters to president obama and others has been released from federal custody on bond, according to reuters. paul kevin curtis was released today after a hearing was canceled. curtis from mississippi also is accused of sending the deadly toxin to these state offices that were being investigated. the question is, what does this release mean, why did it happen? joe johns is live with us now with the latest. joe, how do we make sense of this? >> i tell you what, it is quite hard to make sense of it right now, chris. as you said, paul kevin curtis, charged with sending ricin-laced letters to president obama and other officials released suddenly from custody on tuesday. this information comes to us from the united states marshal service in mississippi. the marshal service did not know and could not provide information on the circumstances of the release. only that curtis was no longer in federal custody and this comes just hours after curtis' detention and the preliminary hearing into his case was canceled. this was in the third day of testimony and
at mit. >> and president obama promising the city they would get assistan assistance. athena jones at the white house this morning. what else did we hear from the president? >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. in the days since the bombing in boston we heard words of comfort to the victims and to the city of boston. late last night in a statement he offered words of comfort and he answered questions many of the people following the story have been asking. >> tonight there are still many unanswered questions. among them, why did young men that grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence? how did they plan and carry out these attacks? did they receive any help? the families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. the wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again deserve answers. >> the president also said the investigation into this continues to try and get some of those answers. he directed the fbi and the department of homeland security to deploy all necessary resources to get to the b
to remember the victims. >> president barack obama marked the moment with a moment of reflection in the oval office. here our alicia sylvester explores the moment of science and the unity seen in the city of boston. >> reporter: sometimes grief has no words. 2:50 p.m., exactly one week on the massachusetts state house steps. to the new york stock exchange, to the senate floor in washington. on ordinary streets, to the marathon route where instead of cheers and smiles of a runner crossing the finish line, there is silence. to the flowers and flags, the signs of "boston strong," to the spot where last week two bombs took three lives. to a place where the quiet says more than words can ever say. for one long minute, the country is silent and remembers and begins to heal. and when the moment is over, there is this. ♪ god bless america [ applause ] >> lisa sylvester, cnn. >>> the city of boston united there and the people of boston also took another step toward healing on monday. [ bagpipes ]. >> this was the ceremony at the site of the deadly bombings on boylston street. federal authorities tu
a special visit from michelle obama. they released this photo. she brought little replicas of bo, the first dog, for aaron and his younger sister. he has now had all tubes removed and is able to sit up and talk. he was at the finish line waiting for his mother running the marathon when the bombs went off. >>> here in hayward, investigators are looking into a deadly crash involving a patrol car a male pedestrian and a female pedestrian were hit at mission boulevard and cherry way before 5:00 this morning. the man was killed while the woman was taken to the hospital. her condition is not known at this time. the coroner is headed to the scene. let's get a look at the traffic in that area and elsewhere with mike now. >>> good morning. because of that crash, we do have still the mission boulevard area closed. let me show you on the map. this is just south of 238 as you are coming through hayward. it is north of the hayward loop. mission boulevard is closed for two blocks between medford and blossom around cherry way. you are going to use foothill boulevard. know that will change things, speciall
as americans. >> president obama speaking from the white house about what holds us together in trying times such as this this week here in boston. and you can never tell just how much emotional pain has been inflicted here. that's true not only for the victims but for the people that watched it up close as well as those that saw the images on their television sets or on the web all across this country. what needs to be done to help heal this country. i want to bring in dr. drew pinsky. thank you so much. i think not just the folks in boston but the entire country need healing now. what can you say to family members, to friends, to children, to people who are watching about their uneasiness of what happened this week here in boston. >> yeah, don, the opening of the previous segment you started saying the terror is over, but for some it is not, it is reviv fied and being relived in their body every day. an important way to make this have a lesser impact on all of us, i am sure everyone feels this way. we had tremendous tension yesterday, all of us glued to televisions, today on the other side
on the senate called for president obama. my question is: did the democrats, did they though error error in the towel too early oat gun ban? >> absolutely. there is no way in the world they should have allowed the process of the so-called don't continue to talk when you get into the filibuster. if they don't continue to talk. the democrats should have wanted a continuation of conversation to this day on this issue. they have only benefited from an expansive dialogue on gun control in the century. >> public humiliation? >> absolutely. >> call them out. >> call them out. >> would have that worked within the party ranks or would that have been a split? >> the democrats against it are from states for guns where 55% of the existence own guns and they're up for re-elect. the nra is powerful there. people who are gun activists are passionate about the issue. they will, people who are not gun activists will vote for someone not on their side. >> and there are about five states where democrats were affected. >> okay. >> north dakota, west virginia, arkansas -- . >> okay, my question would be did
'm standing. president obama will recognize a moment of silence at 2:30 this afternoon. bells will ring. here is the latest information we have right now. the bombing suspect is communicating with officials. the 19-year-old was shot in the neck, is unable to speak at this time. he's been hospitalized since the capture on friday. we're told the communication has been in writing. the exact nature of the communicating, we do not know at this point. we're waiting word of when authorities set charges against the teenage suspect. a justice department official tells cnn that could happen soon. he is expected to face federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev had explosives strapped to his body when he died. also this hour a private funeral service begins for krystle campbell. bostonians are getting back to work today after a terrible friday, a lockdown that had much of this city shutdown. the suspect is in the hospital right now and handcuffed and under 24 hour guard. he is communicating with authorities. let's check in with don lemon. what's the latest you're
paused to remember the victims. >> president obama also paid tribute observing the moment of silence at the white house. >>> friends, family a total strangers packed a boston university ball room to >>> on the massachusetts state house steps to the new york stock exchange, to the senate floor in washington, on ordinary streets, to the marathon route where instead of cheers and smiles of a runner crossing the finish line there, is silence. to the flowers and flags, the signs of "boston strong" to the spot where last week two bombs took three lives. to a place where the quiet says more than words can ever say. for one long minute, the country is silent and remembers and begins to heal. and when the moment is over, there is this. ♪ god bless america [ applause ] of thousands of dos in hidden fees on their 401(k)s?! seriously? seriously. you don't believe it? search it. "401(k) hidden fees." then go to e-trade and roll over your old 401(k)s to a new e-trade retirement account. we have every type of retirement account. none of them charge annual fees and all of them offer low cost inves
to president obama. there's been a national security meeting. the white house says previously scheduled. but there was a gathering of all the top officials around 11:15 this morning. our google hangout plus with secretary kerry was postponed at the last minute today for obvious reasons. secretary kerry is leaving for istanbul for a meeting with president erdogan as he continues with his mission to try to sort out policy and the way forward, in syria, and then going to a nato meeting in brussels. there's a lot of balls in the air right now but principally we have a law enforcement challenge on our hands and it is being from all accounts, it is being handled brilliantly by massachusetts, boston and local, state and local police, all coordinating through governor patrick and other law enforcement officials the massachusetts emergency management team, the federal authorities, and all of course reporting to and coordinated by the fbi. this is the system that was put in place after the worst tragedy america endured, 9/11. after that, we had hearings, we had investigations, the creation of hom
monday. and that was the united states, president putin, president obama decided to step back and reset, again, the u.s./russian relationship. it had been in a spiral over the adoptions, over human rights, over each country barring visitors, and that was a relationship in trouble. on the day of the marathon, they agreed to, no, we're going to meet and we're going to upgrade relations. i think we're lucky on the timing of this. i expect, as part of a broader warming with u.s./russian relations, that we will get more cooperation, certainly more cooperation than we would have gotten a month ago. >> all right. lou, i want to go back to you and talk about the acting alone part. in the new york area, you know, after 9/11, had lots of experience with this. just looking -- i know you're not investigating this particular case, but judging from the outside, in, do you think these brothers acted alone in do you think there could have been another co-conspirator, so to speak? >> you know, to me, don, circumstances including the travel dictate the likelihood that they received some support, probably
precisely defined. the obama administration said 48 hours, but that's simply their interpretation. now, this hole miranda issue though i think we can overstate its importance. all miranda does is restrict whether those statements can be used against tsarnaev himself in a court case. they can still use all this other evidence that they have against him. so they may simply decide we're not going to use these statements at all. we're going to prove our case with other evidence. >> true, jeff. >> but then it doesn't matter. >> i'm curious about the voluntary statements. if he offers something up, can't that also be used as opposed to bringing it out in interrogation? >> yes, although it would be difficult to say that an intubated sedated person suddenly decided to write out answers to questions. i think it's quite clear he's being questioned here. the real issue is does the government want to use those answers in court or do they simply want to use it to continue their investigation, which they certainly have every right to do. >> but there's one other issue that relates -- >> go ahead, pr
his more conservative votes and his dragging feet, they felt, in fact on the writing of obama care. >> let's start with the gun vote, andrea, that you mentioned. max baucus was asked why he voted against background checks. and gave a one-word answer, montana. which made everyone, including myself, believe that he was running for re-election. that this was about his politics in a state. trace it back to health care. i asked him, is there a less popular democratic senator in the white house than max baucus. there aren't a lot. if there are any, this is someone who has been a bur in the side of the white house, particularly on health care. the way in which the health care debate played out. baucus was someone who wanted to control the bill. the white house sort of of ceded it to him and then it looked like it wasn't going to be what they wanted it led to a vast story in 2009-2010, the battle over health care. max baucus was at the heart of that. i would say just very quickly, andrea, five of the six democratic committee chairman in the senate are retiring. if that doesn't tell you som
and spoke to the media. >> i respect president obama. i love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other u.s. official. this past week has been a nightmare for myself and my family. my mother has suffered as well as my children. i would like to get back to normal. >> and now we wait to find out what the government will do next. all indications are
thoughts on that? >> i don't think that that's going to happen. the obama administration has been clear, they're distancing themselves from that concept. you've got an american citizen. we don't have dzhokhar going abroad in training. his brother apparently did. but dzhokhar didn't. and dzhokhar is going to be tried as an individual on his own right. so i think the chances of this ending up as an enemy combatant are very small. >> but you've heard that because of high security concerns they would like to question him for a period of time, albeit briefly, before mirandizing him and reading him his rights. how long can they do that? how far can they go with those questions? >> well, that's a very good question. because the longer we go, the less likely there is that there's a public security issue here. one thing that the defense will certainly raise is the remarks of the police chief of watertown in which he said these are the only two guys, we're done. now the argument from the government will be well, he wasn't informed. but, you know, that's going to be played out pretty significantly
disagree with the obama's administration decision to rule out enemy combatant suspect. >> reporter: labeling him as an enemy combatant would allow the government to question him without an attorney president and maybe get some of those answers. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> thanks, barbara. most of us can't even begin to imagine the incredibly tense moments that led up to the arrest of dzhokhar cztsarnaev. but that's what they are trained to do. the s.w.a.t team that took tsarnaev into custody describes the final moments to anderson cooper. let's listen. >> let's do it. let's do what we're trained to do. this is the suspect. we're trained to go in and apprehend him. you can see one hand is clear of any weapons each time he went the other way, his hand went down inside the boat out of our view. i know everybody here we've spoken about it. each time he did that, we had to assume he was reaching for either a weapon, a firearm or some explosive ignition device to kind of draw us in and take us out in a suicide type manner. he did that a couple of times as we're still approaching
system of justice. >> i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out enemy combatant status for this suspect. >> reporter: and the question of whether the fbi dropped the ball in 2011 when it looked at tamerlan tsarnaev's activity will be the subject of a closed-door briefing on capitol hill later today, when law enforcement officials brief lawmakers. john? >> all right, barbara starr, thanks so much. barbara starr in washington. i want to bring back fran townsend, cnn analyst, former homeland security adviser to president george w. bush. and fran, i want to get your take here. where do you think the investigation stands right now? we've had these initial criminal complaints given dzhokhar tsarnaev. we've seen sort of the case laid out just a little bit. but how about the investigation itself? what are the next steps? >> well, first of all, we know from investigators that they're cooperating with the russians. i talked to sources, federal sources, and the cooperation between russian authorities and the fbi is quite good. both want to understand what they mig
week. >> one of the tensest weeks of the obama presidency, you had the bombing in massachusetts, at the boston marathon, and then not long after we were trying to grasp that, you had the ricin letters, one addressed to the president of the united states and another one addressed to senator roger wicker on capitol hill. ricin poisonous, that was entirely unconnected. of course, the explosion at the fertilizer plant outside of waco, texas, an extraordinary week. as it's unfolding you don't know if the events are connected or not. a very tense week. by the way, a thoroughly packed week politically. the president's big initiative on gun violence went down on capitol hill. >> let's get to pierre thomas, right now, our chief justice correspondent, we're learning a lot more about the suspects right now, pierre, and one of the points you have been making this morning is the way they handled themselves in the firefight suggests some kind of par military training. >> george, let's re-create what we think happened, firefight, they were throwing grenades or explosives out the car. the suspe
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